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Cleopatra and Frankenstein presents a unique dynamic but falls flat in some areas.

Book recs: ‘Cleopatra and Frankenstein’ features unique concept but falls depressingly short

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

I recently sat down to read “Cleopatra and Frankenstein” by Coco Mellors. Originally, I was hesitant to read this book. The title alone made it seem like some kiddish story following two infamous characters...

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo uncovers the story of an illustrious Golden Age Hollywood star

Book recs: ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ casts light on mysterious life of Hollywood star

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

I’ve read a lot of great books in my lifetime, but “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is a new favorite. I’ve heard a lot of buzz surrounding this book by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and to be honest...

Red White and Royal Blue is a heartwarming read of an entertaining relationship

Book recs: ‘Red White and Royal Blue’ is heart-warming read from start to finish

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Spring is finally here, so it’s time to throw open the windows and sit down with a sweet, quirky romance full of witty banter and a heartwarming cast of diverse characters. Enter “Red White and Royal...

Halo attempts to bring the video game series to film but does so in a way that feels flat.

Paramount+’s ‘Halo’ attempts, fails to adapt iconic video game franchise

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 31, 2022

Debuting on Paramount+, ‘Halo’ is an episodic adaptation of the iconic first-person shooter franchise. As one of the earliest video game series of the modern era to have attempted to adapt the source...

Revisiting Twilight in adulthood brings back memories from tween years

Book recs: How revisiting ‘Twilight’ brought back youthful memories

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer March 12, 2022

“Twilight” by Stephanie Meyer was a huge part of my tween years. I couldn’t tell you what made me pick it up after all these years, but reading the first book of the “Twilight” saga unlocked...

Crescent City is standout fantasy novel.

Book recs: “Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood,” a dark, gripping fantasy tale

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

The story of “Crescent City” takes place in Lunathion, a bustling metropolis teeming with witches, wolves, angels, Fae, Princes of Hel and... you get the picture. A city filled with magic and plenty...

The Book of Boba Fett shows promise as it highlights the extremely popular bounty hunter.

‘The Book of Boba Fett’ explores incredibly popular Star Wars character

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer February 13, 2022

Star Wars fans have been anxiously awaiting a Boba Fett stand-alone project since the late 80s and the Disney+ original series, “The Book of Boba Fett,” has finally arrived. However, it arrived...

The House of the Cerulean Sea is an endearing story in a fantastical setting

Book recs: ‘The House on the Cerulean Sea’ is whimsical adventure on fantastical island

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer February 13, 2022

Imagine an orphanage for magical children, a soft, sweet romance between two gentle, caring men from two completely different worlds and a story that will melt your heart. “The House on the Cerulean...

Circe shines a light on one of Greek Mythologys overlooked characters.

Book recs: Madeline Miller’s ‘Circe’ casts spotlight on underappreciated character from Greek mythology

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer January 27, 2022

They say there are no new stories, just retellings of the same story with a different lens. For “Circe” by Madeline Miller, a retelling of the legendary figure that permeates so much of Greek...

Renegades is a thrilling adventure that makes for a great read for any superhero fan.

Book recs: Marissa Meyer’s ‘Renegades’ brings unique twist to superhero storytelling

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

 With every other movie coming out being a blockbuster Marvel movie, here comes the perfect superhero fantasy story to hit the top of your TBR (to be read) list. “Renegades” by Marissa Meyer follows...

The Love Hypothesis pokes fun of traditional romance novel tropes and tells a unique, relatable story.

Book Recs: ‘The Love Hypothesis’ pokes fun at love story tropes

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

As a student with graduate school on the horizon and a lover of cute, fluffy contemporary romances, “The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood checked every box on my book radar. The story details the...

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue intriguingly explores the fears of being forgotten

Book recs: ‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’ explores fear of being forgotten

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

In a world where everyone is desperate to leave a mark, “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” tells the story of a girl who is forgotten by every person she meets. Addie LaRue comes from a backwater...

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